Date Added: Jun 2012
This paper has attempted to provide an up-to-date survey of the rapidly growing area of Web usage mining, which is the demand of current technology. In this paper, the authors present an overview of the various research areas in Web data mining and then focus on the Web usage mining tools and techniques. Web mining continues to remain as a potential research area in the present scenario. In this context, the various Web usage mining algorithms are discussed and their relative comparison of merits and demerits are also presented and the most appropriate ones are selected based on the characteristics of the data available from the Web server log files.